Sunday 31 January 2021

Sunday 31st January

70 Pink-footed Geese heading west, and 2 Little Egrets, were seen just south of Gristhorpe village this morning. In Dalby, at Haygate and on the forest edge, there were about 50 Brambling, about 70 Skylark, 100+ Fieldfare, 9 Lesser Redpoll, about 100 Yellowhammer and a yaffling Green Woodpecker. A Kingfisher was seen at the Open Air Theatre, an adult Mediterranean Gull and a Coot were on Peasholm Park Lake, and a Nuthatch was in the glen. A Barn Owl was spotted at the motorcycle track near Seamer Tip, while a Siskin was with a small flock of Goldfinches behind the Boyes warehouse in Eastfield. A Great White Egret flew south-west from Wykeham South Lake in the early afternoon and in the late afternoon a male Hen Harrier was again seen along Causeway Road south-west of the lake. 5 Little Grebes, 3 Goldeneye and 2 drake Goosanders were at Seamer Road Mere. Three Lapland Buntings at Long Nab, 18 Siskin flew south. A Snow Bunting flew south over Wykeham Lakes, also a Green Woodpecker in Causeway Plantation and a mixed finch flock NW of the lakes held 20+ Brambling.

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